E-commerce fails to woo customers

Sales through exhibitions overtake the sales done through e- commerce. Rhythima Agarwal Customers in Bangalore prefer shopping from exhibitions than buying products online.  Anu , who is a regular visitor at fashion and other exhibitions, said, ” I love travelling, so I prefer to shop physically; exploring various exhibitions and events. Buying online while sitting […]

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MUDRA loans falter right at its awareness front

E-Mudra by SBI is supposed to help  get loans for small businesses By Arghyadeep Dutta Banks and Non –Banking Financial Companies  (NBFCs) failed to create awareness about Mudra loans to small scale business owners and entrepreneurs. Four years after the launch of Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Loan or MUDRA Loan by Prime Minister Narendra […]

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30% property holders in city don’t pay tax

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike collected Rs. 2,565 crore, out of the set target of Rs. 3,100 crore in financial year 2018-19. By Shivani Verma In the financial year 2018-19, BBMP missed their target collection of property taxes in India’s high-tech industry by Rs. 535 crore. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike was only able to collect […]

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Bike Taxis sing the Blues

Companies offering Bike Taxi services continue to wage a never-ending war with Karnataka Transport Department by offering services despite the government restricting their operations. By Nikita Arora Bike taxis in Bangalore continue to operate despite the government’s ban on their services in the city. The imposition placed in April has failed to affect the companies […]

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Namma Metro To Get New Advertising Policy

After BBMP banned outdoor advertisements in the city, BMRCL plans to bring its own advertisement policy to increase its revenue. Vivek Kumar M   In a bid to increase its revenue, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) plans to bring in a ‘Metro Advertisement Policy’. BMRCL’s 2017-18 annual report shows that the city’s metro is […]

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Fake Flowers Steal The Show, Farmers’ Profits

Floriculture farmers face losses, as cheaper alternatives are gradually replacing natural flowers. By Jagriti Parakh Plastic products have dramatically altered commercial floriculture. Large scale use of plastic flowers, especially for decorative purposes in occasions like weddings, has lowered the demand for natural ones, forcing farmers to give up flower farming. Imports of artificial flowers from […]

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Merchants suffer as Cottonpet road construction deadline extended

Since the construction started in February, merchants are suffering more than 50 per cent of loss in their business per month. The project is scheduled to be completed by September, but construction has been irregular. By Vivek Madhu Merchants near Cottonpet main road are facing huge loss in their business due to the ongoing renovation […]

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Dasarahalli Industries Fear Shut Down

KSPCB sends notices to around 228 industries in T. Dasarahalli for non-compliance. Vivek Kumar M   In three months from April to June, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has served Notice of Proposed Direction (NPD) to 228 industries based in T. Dasarahalli due to non-compliance of KSPCB norms. NPD is the third successive notice […]

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Despite warnings, few takers of Rs. 10 coins

Amidst press releases and awareness campaigns by the RBI on Rs. 10 coins being legal tenders, people of Bangalore are still refusing to accept Rs. 10 coins; thereby jeopardizing their circulation. By Sanchari Ghatak Traders, vendors, city’s premier shopping and eating outlets, as well as customers continue to refuse to accept Rs. 10 coins, thereby […]

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Instagram Buzz for Silver Jewellery

Silver never lost its shine and the business running on Instagram for silver jewellery selling is booming By Surbhi Jain Bengaluru, April 10, 2019 According to Vishal Jain, who owns an Instagram online shop named Nakoda Silver, “People now prefer silver jewellery a lot, especially youngsters. The overall sale is good.” He also added, “We do […]

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